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MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited November 28, 2020
Profile ID (TUID): nufzrftl37o9rw5t

I am not the Brian Rushton who is the author of the Plasma Master books.

I give one star for each of the following criteria:

-Polish (no or few implementation errors or typos or bugs, nice styling for web games)
-Interactivity (do I feel part of the story? For kinetic fiction, do I feel invested in the action?)
-Descriptive writing
-Emotional impact (any emotion, whether awe, pathos, fear, disgust, etc.)
-Would I play it again?

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Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

77 Verbs, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(13 ratings)
Use every standard verb in the Inform library to escape deadly situations in this introduction to parser games! (This game was formerly known as 85 verbs.)

9 Secret Steps, by mathbrush (2017)
(6 ratings)
A hypertext fiction based on the They Might Be Giants song of the same name. Choose what to sacrifice as you enter a mystic society. Play time less than 15 minutes. Three endings.

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(30 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages,...

Barroom Brawl, by Mathbrush (2016)
(7 ratings)

Barroom Brawl is inspired by Super Smash Brothers. Battle multiple NPC's in an all-out brawl! Use PUNCH, KICK, or direction-based smash moves to brawl your way to success!

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(54 ratings)
Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live...

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson (2018)
(11 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

Duck Diary, by Mathbrush (2020)
(1 rating)
Your new rubber friend will help you get through this.

Ether, by MathBrush (2015)
(28 ratings)
"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice,...

Fridgetopia, by Mathbrush (2016)
(2 ratings)

Every text is possible on a fridge. Made for the Tiny Utopia Jam.

Halloween Dance, by MathBrush (2015)
(6 ratings)

It's Halloween Night at the highschool gym Your costume's ready, you got a trim It might be time to make some friends But we'll see how the story ends. La Petite Mort entry in ECTOCOMP 2015, with a...

In the Service of Mrs. Claus, by Mathbrush (2019)
(1 rating)
Let me tell you the true secret of Christmas: Santa Claus died centuries ago. You see, in ancient times, as the Gods began to die, Santa Claus married a goddess. She was worshiped as Bast in Egypt,...

Indistinguishable, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(3 ratings)

The Magpie Takes the Train, by Mathbrush (2020)
(12 ratings)
A millionaire guards a fabulous ruby in her private train car. Countless thieves have failed to steal it. But they weren't the Magpie!

The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush (2018)
(19 ratings)
As an avid fan of superheroes and a harsh critic of villains, the battle over the abandoned amusement park captured your imagination. But when the nuclear airship Mephistopheles exploded above you,...

Scarlet Portrait Parlor, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(4 ratings)

In this minimalist story: Darkness has fallen. There is a loom. You carry a heavy guilt.

Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush (2018)
(9 ratings)
Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken...

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North) (2017)
(25 ratings)
I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

Untie, by Mathbrush (as Alex Ellis) (2016)
(6 ratings)

A tiny utopia jam game. Can be completed in less than 5 minutes.

Recommended Lists by MathBrush

Crime and Heist games - 23 items   July 28, 2020
I've played a lot of these recently, so I'm making a list. A contrast to my Detective and Mystery games list and similar to my Espionage...

Great games in a mostly realistic setting - 49 items   July 27, 2020
These are games that for the most part don't contain magical elements or futuristic technology. This includes games where there might be...

Great games set in space - 32 items   July 21, 2020
My list for best sci-fi games has grown too large again, and so I'm splitting it off again. This list only includes games whose primary...

Annotated list of best sci-fi games - 30 items   July 21, 2020
A few months ago, I thought, "There really aren't that many sci-fi IF games". Then I started going through old games I had played, and...

A timeline of some important games for authors - 33 items   June 20, 2020
This is a timeline of some highly influential games that were among the first to use specific techniques or which left a mark on future...

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Polls by MathBrush

Best Hosted Games from Choice of Games - 9 votes for 5 games; created August 2, 2020
Sobol suggested having a poll just for Hosted Games, as they have a greater variety in quality and receive less attention.

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Multimedia of 2019 - 10 votes for 10 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Innovation of 2019 - 9 votes for 9 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Innovation in the XYZZY awards. This is...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Implementation of 2019 - 7 votes for 6 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual PCs of 2019 - 9 votes for 8 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual PC in the XYZZY awards. This...

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Reviews by MathBrush

RED FAST BENT, by B Minus Seven   November 15, 2020
"Like most of B-minus's work, this is a shortish surreal Twine game with haunting descriptions and poetic use of choices. In particular,..." - See the full review

Rat Chasm, by Hatless   November 15, 2020
"At first, I thought this game was just a link to BBC (which for some reason didn't work for me when I clicked on it but worked when I..." - See the full review

Phantasmagoria, by Jac Colvin   November 15, 2020
"I debated back and forth on what score to give this game, so I'm going to break it down by points. This is a short choicescript game..." - See the full review

The Long Nap, by Paul Michael Winters   November 15, 2020
"I think it would be fair to describe this as an escape room game. You wake up in the dark and have to navigate from their until you exit..." - See the full review

Last Day, by Earth Traveler   November 15, 2020
"This game is surprisingly complex for a 4-hour game. There's conversation (although only ASK X ABOUT COMET works in general), many..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

RED FAST BENT, by B Minus Seven
Rat Chasm, by Hatless
Phantasmagoria, by Jac Colvin
The Long Nap, by Paul Michael Winters
Last Day, by Earth Traveler

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